Hello and thanks for stopping by the new website! As the name implies, this blog will be about 'the good things' in art, whether they are traditional or modern. As my mentor, flamenco guitar instructor, and dear friend "El Payo" Humberto Wilkes so astutely noted -- and to whom I give credit for the blog's name -- truly good things are timeless, and can be from "yesterday, today, or from tomorrow". I will be posting as regularly as I can, so please check back often!.
To start with, here's the title track from legendary flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia's latest studio album, Cositas Buenas (translation: good little things!).
I had the good fortune of seeing the master live twice -- once in Chicago in 2004 during the CD release tour for Cositas Buenas, and another time in Minneapolis in 2012. Although I wasn't able to meet him in 2004, apparently the second time was the charm!
I also had the privilege of playing for Paco and his group after the show -- a nerve-wracking experience to say the least, but one that I am immensely grateful for!